Mandarin Oriental Hotel Package Includes Pro Photo Lessons

By: Kara Franker


Looking for an opportunity to learn how to take better vacation photos? This luxurious Miami hotel has quite the deal for you.

Mandarin Oriental, Miami is introducing a new hotel package, offering one-on-one photography instruction for travelers to capture striking images on the go with your cell phone.

Showcasing a wide range of photo opportunities, the triple five-star hotel features 326 elegant guest rooms and suites and offers dramatic views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. And the two-night package will provide you with photo and editing lessons, as well as a chauffeured tour of Miami’s most visually captivating sights.

The package is a collaboration with Miami's top “iPhoneographers” and Instagram pros: Brian Ladder and Jose Narvaez. With the guidance of Ladder and Narvaez, you'lll use gadgets such as waterproof cases, selfie sticks, stick-on lenses and photo editing applications to create high-quality photos of your Miami getaway that are perfect for sharing instantly on social media and will later serve as a digital photo album of your trip. Guests will be encouraged to upload their favorite memories by tagging @MO_MIAMI and using the hashtag #MiamiMyWay to join the conversation with other guests and Miami fans.

Photo scenes and selfies will take place in locations ranging from the hotel’s private pool and beach with panoramic views of the Miami skyline, to vibrant street art in Wynwood Arts District and the neon sights of South Beach’s Ocean Drive. You will also sharpen your food photography skills at the hotel’s acclaimed restaurant La Mar by Gastón Acurio.

Based on a two-night stay with double occupancy, the #MiamiMyWay package includes:

  • Luxurious accommodations
  • Daily American breakfast for two at La Mar
  • Two-hour private class with an expert “iPhoneographer” at the hotel
  • Three-hour guided Miami cell phone photography excursion with chauffeured transportation, in the neighborhood of choice
  • Gift of Mandarin Oriental, Miami art book
  • Keepsake digital photo by @brianladder or @oasisjae

If you go...

The #MiamiMyWay package is available now through Dec. 31, 2015. Rates for the two-night package start from $1,287 based on double occupancy. Reservations must be booked a minimum of two weeks in advance. Mandarin Oriental, Miami is located at 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL. To book your stay call 305-913-8288 or visit

All photos courtesy of Mandarin Oriental, Miami.

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